For the Russian filmmaker and film theorist Dziga Vertov (1896–1954) KINO was both a bold aesthetic experiment and a document of contemporary life. This book presents the Austrian Film Museum's comprehensive Vertov Collection: films, photographs, posters, letters as well as a large number of previously unpublished sketches, drawings and writings by Vertov including his extensive autobiographical "Calling Card" from 1947. Additional essays and commentaries by the editors and international contributors intend to stimulate further academic and artistic projects and to "activate" Vertov's legacy for the here and now.
"This book opens a new path to the dizzy vertex of Dziga Vertov." (Seer. The Slavonic & East European Review)
Dziga Vertov. The Vertov Collection at the Austrian Film Museum
Edited by the Austrian Film Museum, Thomas Tode and Barbara Wurm
FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen Vol. 4
Vienna 2006. 288 pages, with 220 illustrations in color and b/w
In English and German throughout
Table of Contents - Dziga Vertov (PDF)